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Teachers: Pay

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average full-time equivalent gross pay of teachers in Huddersfield schools was (a) in cash terms and (b) at current prices in each year since 1997. (162156)

The Huddersfield area falls within the Kirklees local authority and the information contained within the following tables is the expenditure on teaching staff supplied by Kirklees.

School expenditure on teaching staff1 by local authority maintained schools2 in Kirklees local authority: 1997-98 to 2006-072,3,4,5,6,7

Cash terms prices (£)

Teaching staff (E01)

Supply teaching staff (E02)

Agency supply teaching staff (E26)

1Total teaching staff

1997-98

n/a

n/a

n/a

84,664,000

1998-99

n/a

n/a

n/a

87,087,000

1999-2000

n/a

n/a

n/a

97,893,000

2000-01

n/a

n/a

n/a

104,825,000

2001-02

n/a

n/a

n/a

114,288,000

2002-03

111,326,000

2,915,666

2,541,666

116,782,000

2003-04

121,826,000

2,837,000

2,750,000

127,413,000

2004-05

126,930,000

3,760,000

1,923,000

132,612,000

2005-06

134,365,000

3,901,000

2,572,000

140,838,000

2006-07

139,209,000

3,393,000

3,508,000

146,110,000

Real terms prices (£)

Teaching staff (E01)

Supply teaching staff (E02)

Agency supply teaching staff (E26)

Total teaching staff

1997-98

n/a

n/a

n/a

105,249,000

1998-99

n/a

n/a

n/a

105,588,000

1999-2000

n/a

n/a

n/a

116,341,000

2000-01

n/a

n/a

n/a

122,831,000

2001-02

n/a

n/a

n/a

130,788,000

2002-03

123,533,000

3,234,000

2,820,000

129,588,000

2003-04

131,379,000

3,059,000

2,965,000

137,403,000

2004-05

133,202,000

3,946,000

2,018,000

139,166,000

2005-06

138,107,000

4,009,000

2,644,000

144,759,000

2006-07

139,209,000

3,393,000

3,508,000

146,110,000

n/a = not available.

1 Expenditure by maintained schools on teaching staff includes all expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, including bonuses and allowances, maternity pay and the employers contributions to national insurance and superannuation. This relates to all teachers (including supply teachers) paid within the scope of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Act 1991/Education Act 2002. The figures for 2002-03 onwards also include the cost paid to an agency for teaching staff that have been brought in to cover teacher absence.

2 Includes expenditure by all local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools in Kirklees local authority. However the figures for 2002-03 exclude any expenditure by local authority maintained nursery schools in Kirklees as expenditure by those schools was not collected in that year.

3 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the RO1 form collected by the ODPM to the Section 52 form from the DfES. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables. The change in sources is shown by the blank row.

4 The calculation for 2002-03 onwards is broadly similar to the calculation in previous years. However, for some LAs, expenditure that had previously been attributed to the school sectors was reported within the central LA part of the form from 2002-03, and would therefore be excluded for 2002-03 onwards. However the exact amount of this is not quantifiable from existing sources.

5 Spending in 1997-98 reflects the transfer of monies from local government to central government for the nursery vouchers scheme. These were returned to local government from 1998-99.

6 The 1999-2000 figures reflect the return of GM schools to local authority maintenance.

7 2006-07 figures is subject to change by the local authority.

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand pounds.

2. Cash terms figures are converted to 2006-07 prices using the October 2007 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deflators.

3. Figures as reported by Kirklees local authority as at 7 November 2007.